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Forms and Paperwork
- If you need a course substitution, you may need to complete an Academic Adjustment form. This need may arise, for example, if the department routinely approves a particular substitution unknown to the registrar. You can find the form here: http://registrar.boisestate.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/academicadjust.pdf The department office staff (Keela) can place the form in the signature chain for you.
- Graduation Checklist: https://registrar.boisestate.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Undergraduate-Graduation-Checklist.pdf
- Change your Catalog Year: https://registrar.boisestate.edu/faq/how-do-i-change-my-catalog-year/
Courses Known to Satisfy the Undergraduate CS Elective Requirement
Older catalogs do not identify the newer courses that may be taken as CS electives. In most cases, you can substitute one of the newer courses for an elective in an older catalog by filing an Academic Adjustment Form in the department office. A current list of CS electives is located here: http://coen.boisestate.edu/cs/undergraduate-cs-electives.
Notes: CS493 Internship can *never* be used as an undergraduate computer science elective.
Taking 500-Level Courses in Your Senior Year
In certain cases, you may be allowed to take 500-level courses during your senior year, possibly applying their credit toward both your undergraduate and graduate programs. Please see, https://graduatecollege.boisestate.edu/policymanual/section-2-graduate-academic-regulations/graduate-credit-for-undergraduate-students, for more information. If you are considering graduate school, this is a great way to get started!
Department policies do not allow instructors to waive the prerequisites for their courses. Students who believe they are mistakenly required to take a prerequisite have the following options available to them:
- If the prerequisites for a course have changed, there is *sometimes* a short-term window during which you may satisfy either the old or the new course prerequisites. Ask the course instructor if this is approved for your catalog.
- Transfer students may have equivalent coursework from another university. Students can learn more at, https://registrar.boisestate.edu/transfers/transfer-equivalency.
- Second degree-seeking students may have equivalent coursework or knowledge that satisfies a pre-requisite requirement. Contact the department office for more information.
- BSU identifies a number of paths to receive credit for prior learning at, https://registrar.boisestate.edu/transfers/prior-learning-credit. The registrar’s site explains how to challenge a course, and how Advanced Placement (AP) credit applies toward CS121 at BSU.
Course Repeat Policy
The BSU policy, and the exceptions, for repeating courses is located at, https://policy.boisestate.edu/academic-affairs-student/policy-name-course-repetition-gpa-relationship.
The wait-list is the primary instrument for assessing the unexpected demand for a course in any given semester. If you aren’t on the wait-list, your interest in that course is not accounted in the department’s planning. If you are wait-listed, here’s what will likely happen:
- Upper-level, required, undergraduate courses usually receive priority treatment. However, if another section of the course has seats, then that section *is* the priority treatment. Don’t expect another section to open.
- Other (lower-level or elective) courses *may* be expanded, or another section opened, *if* feasible.
- Instructors are not authorized to exceed the maximum seating capacity for a classroom — those numbers are fire-code and firm.
BSU undergraduate catalogs expire after 6 academic years. You can find more at, https://registrar.boisestate.edu/undergraduate/undergraduate-catalog/undergraduate-catalog-policy.